BISD Freshmen Develop Leadership Skills Through Nationally Recognized Course “Teen Leadership”

BISD Freshmen Develop Leadership Skills Through Nationally Recognized Course “Teen Leadership”
Posted on 10/23/2017
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Freshmen Develop Leadership Skills Through Nationally Recognized Course “Teen Leadership”This school year Brazosport ISD added a new nationally recognized course called Teen Leadership for all freshmen students. Teen Leadership is a course in which students develop leadership, professional, and business skills through role plays, group activities, speeches, and projects. Students will learn to develop a healthy self-concept, healthy relationships, and learn to understand the concept of personal responsibility and goal setting.  The course builds skills in public speaking and communication while also developing an understanding of how to manage and positively channel the power of social media.

Teen Leadership instructors from both high schools received specialized training and certification to teach the course. The program has been nationally recognized since 1990 and is known to significantly increase student attendance rates and improve the overall campus environment.

As part of the Teen Leadership course, students will engage in a special mini-course called Pathways to Success (or Employment 101). This course will be delivered by Student Success Coaches at each high school. The coaches will focus on keys to employment such as professional introductions, job applications, and interview skills.

“This is a great investment to ensure our students are learning skills to have a successful future,” said BISD Superintendent Danny Massey.

Teacher Lisa Matranga coaching students with public speaking tips.
Teacher Lisa Matranga coaching students with public speaking tips.

BISD teen delivering speech in Teen Leadership course.
BISD teen delivering speech in Teen Leadership course.

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